Fake News for the Week Ending August 21, 2020

It's Friday again, which means it's time to work through all the fake news of the week. As usual, there's a lot. QAnon is a wacky conspiracy theory involving pedophiles, cannibals, and a deep state conspiring to take down their savior, President Donald J. Trump. It's becoming more dangerous by the day, to the point … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending August 21, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending July 31, 2020

It's the end of July and the fake news keeps on coming, spurred along by the coronavirus and President Donald J. Trump and his minions. Let's get to it. The big dust-up this week concerns a video from "America's Frontline Doctors," a group of non-mainstream physicians who make series of dubious and outright false claims … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 31, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 2019

Merry Christmas everybody, we have a ton of fake news to fill your stockings this week. Let's get started: We tend to focus on the fake news that's spread via social media, but more often fake news, disinformation, propaganda and the like are spread person-to-person. Witness the bombshell report from┬áThe Washington Post that relates how … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending December 20, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending September 13, 2019

Here's this week's fake news stories: The BBC reports on how YouTube runs ads for major brands alongside videos touting fake medical news. They found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation, primarily fake cancer cures. Ten of these fake news videos had more than a million views apiece. Read more here. Also from the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 13, 2019